Insurance Information

Network Participation

Our surgeons and physical therapists currently accept one or more of the following health insurance networks. Whether or not your insurance company appears on this list, you may be eligible for significant coverage. Each physician may or may not participate in the specific variations of the listed insurance networks. Please contact our insurance specialist to learn more about your eligibility and specific coverage details.

Click on each of the insurances below to see if your physician participates in your network.

Aetna (excluding Medicare and Medicaid)
  • Paul McCormick, MD, MPH, FAANS  View bio
  • Michael G. Kaiser, MD, FACS, FAANS  View bio
  • Peter D. Angevine, MD, MPH  View bio
  • Alfred T. Ogden, MD, FAANS  View bio
  • Christopher E. Mandigo, MD  View bio
  • Donald O. Quest, MD, FACS  View bio
  • Richard C.E. Anderson, MD, FACS, FAAP  View bio
  • Evan Johnson, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, MTC (Columbia Only)  View bio
  • Rami Said, DPT, M.Eng., OCS (Columbia Only)  View bio
Affinity Health Plan
  • Richard C.E. Anderson, MD, FACS, FAAP  View bio
Cigna
  • Paul McCormick, MD, MPH, FAANS  View bio
  • Michael G. Kaiser, MD, FACS, FAANS  View bio
  • Peter D. Angevine, MD, MPH  View bio
  • Alred T. Ogden, MD, FAANS  View bio
  • Christopher E. Mandigo, MD  View bio
  • Sheng-fu (Larry) Lo, MD, MHS View bio
  • Donald O. Quest, MD, FACS  View bio
  • Richard C.E. Anderson, MD, FACS, FAAP  View bio
Healthfirst
  • Richard C.E. Anderson, MD, FACS, FAAP  View bio
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (excluding Indemnity, Traditional, Medicare, Healthcare Exchange and Medicaid)
  • Paul McCormick, MD, MPH, FAANS  View bio
  • Michael G. Kaiser, MD, FACS, FAANS  View bio
  • Peter D. Angevine, MD, MPH  View bio
  • Alfred T. Ogden, MD, FAANS  View bio
  • Christopher E. Mandigo, MD  View bio
  • Donald O. Quest, MD, FACS  View bio
  • Richard C.E. Anderson, MD, FACS, FAAP (PPO) View bio
  • Evan Johnson, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, MTC (PPO, EPO)  View bio
  • Rami Said, DPT, M.Eng., OCS (PPO, EPO)  View bio
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield & Out of State (PPO plans covered under Blue Program only)
  • Michael G. Kaiser, MD, FACS, FAANS View bio
  • Alfred T. Ogden, MD, FAANS  View bio
  • Richard C.E. Anderson, MD, FACS, FAAP View bio
Medicare
NY Medicaid
  • Peter D. Angevine, MD, MPH  View bio
  • Alfred T. Ogden, MD, FAANS  View bio
  • Christopher E. Mandigo, MD  View bio
  • Donald O. Quest, MD, FACS  View bio
  • Richard C.E. Anderson, MD, FACS, FAAP  View bio
Oxford/United Healthcare (excluding for Medicare, Healthcare Exchange and Medicaid)
  • Paul McCormick, MD, MPH, FAANS – View bio
  • Michael G. Kaiser, MD, FACS, FAANS – View bio
  • Peter D. Angevine, MD, MPH – View bio
  • Alfred T. Ogden, MD, FAANS – View bio
  • Christopher E. Mandigo, MD – View bio
  • Donald O. Quest, MD, FACS – View bio
  • Richard C.E. Anderson, MD, FACS, FAAP – View bio
  • Evan Johnson, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, MTC – View bio
  • Rami Said, DPT, M.Eng., OCS – View bio

Contact Our Insurance Specialist

Regarding Spine Neurosurgery Only

When you contact our insurance specialist, please be ready to provide the name of your insurance company and plan, contact information for your insurance company, and your member or account number and group number if applicable.

We recognize that insurance is a critical concern for patients. That’s why we have an insurance specialist on staff who can help you investigate your insurance coverage.

We encourage you to contact our insurance specialist regarding Spine Neurosurgery only.

Eileen Ivers
Phone: (212) 305-1136
Fax: (212) 305-3629
Email: epi3@cumc.columbia.edu

Some things to keep in mind:

  • If you are diagnosed with a condition for which no specialist belongs to your policy’s network, you may be eligible for in-network benefits even if your surgeon doesn’t belong to the network.
  • Out-of-network care may be more affordable than you realize. Even if your surgeon is not a member of your insurance network, you are likely eligible for significant coverage through your plan’s out-of-network benefits.
  • Some insurance companies may require prior authorization for some services. As a service to you, our insurance specialists coordinate with your surgeon to secure and process any necessary pre-authorizations.
  • Payment plans are available for patients who need help managing costs.

 

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